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Re: [libvirt] Integrating LiSA into libvirt

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 01:05:15PM -0700, Andreea Hodea wrote:
> My name is Andreea and I am a member of LiSA team. LiSA stands
> for Linux Switching Appliance and offers a software switch that
> switches packets at Layer 2 and Layer 3. It is an open source
> project under development, you can find more about it from
> lisa.mindbit.ro or from https://github.com/lisa-project/.
> One of the development directions of LiSA is to integrate it
> into libvirt. First I'll state the motivation for such an
> integration and then I will describe a use case.

Looking at the website it seems that it requires custom kernel
branches, and the most recent kernel branch I see, with patches
from last 2 months, is based on the pretty old 2.6.32 release ?
The website also indicates the kernel<->userspace API is not
ABI stable.

I must say I don't know all that much about networking. My main
uninformed question would be how does this LiSA kernel support
differ from/relate to OpenVSwitch which seems to be the technology
the kernel community has decided upon for next generation network
capabilities in Linux. I'm rather loathe consider support for new
Linux networking features based on out-of-tree kernel patches.

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